Obit: Hartford, Fifield C. (1845 - 1887)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hartford, Merrill

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 30 May 1887

Hartfod, Fifield C. (1845 - May 1887)

Hartford - At his late residence in this village, of necrosis, Mr. Lifield (Fifield) C. Hartford, Thursday morning at three o’clock, in the forty-ninth year of his age.

Mr. Hartford was born in Munroe County, New York, in 1845. In 1848 he removed with his parents to Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wisconsin, where he was united in marriage to Miss Harriet Merrill, who survives him. During the year of 1865 they removed to Loyal, Clark County, where they resided up to about five years ago when they moved to this place.

His long illness had, to a certain extent, prepared his relatives and friends for his death, as his whole system had been under minded by the disease, and for the last few days he had taken but little nourishment.

Deceased has been associated in business for a number of years with his brother, Moses P. Hartford, and his demise at the time when most men are at their prime, comes with more than usual sadness to his brother and business associate.

Emigrating to Clark County at a time when the country was very sparsely settled, he endured the many privations and hardships incident to pioneer life. During his long residence there, by his many kindnesses and charitable acts to the new settlers he built up a wide circle of friends whose kindly remembrances clung to his through his entire life, and his memory will long be cherished in their hearts. Honest and upright in his business relations, kind and loving in his neighborly associations, he was esteemed and respected by every one in this village, and all sincerely mourn his death.

He was a member of the Spencer lodge No. 323, I. O. O. F., and Marshfield Lodge A. F. & A. M.

A loving wife and three children mourn his loss, and during his illness which he bore so patiently, were always ready to minister to his every want. - Spencer Tribune.



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